The responsibility for running community health services in Manchester changed on 1st April 2011 as part of the Government's Transforming Community Services (TCS) programme.
The aim of the national TCS programme is to secure greater effectiveness and efficiencies in community services so that they can provide modern personalised and responsive care of a consistently high standard.
In Manchester, community health services transferred from NHS Manchester (Manchester Primary Care Trust) and split across and merged into four main NHS organisations including our own.
The community services transferred to us included Adult Services (eg District Nursing) for the central Manchester area, along with Children's services, Contraception and Sexual Health, Community Dentistry, and Learning Disabilities services for the whole of the city. Details of each service are available on this site.
During your (your child's) care with us we commit to ensure that your needs are at the centre of your care. We respect the fact that you have the right to choose, accept or decline treatment and will ensure that you have appropriate information and support to enable you to make informed decisions. At any point during your (your child's) care you can choose to have a second opinion. If you wish to gain a second opinion you should discuss this request with your GP or Consultant.